The Centre of African Studies offers PhD scholarships to African nationals as part of the Governance for Development in Africa Initiative funded by the Mo Ibrahim Foundation. Applications are invited for PhD studentships focused on the area of state capacities, governance and bureaucracy for development. This may include projects designed to understand public sector governance capabilities, political settlements, state business relations, the governance of state owned enterprises, the governance of development policy design and implementation, and so on. But applications must focus on the public sector/state/civil service, on governance, and on development.
The participants can apply for the program via the official website of SOAS University of London. The application should contain 1.2-page max CV (including an email address for correspondence), one reference letter and a proposal of max 1000 words outlining research interest and/or professional background and how the applicant will benefit from attending the Residential School. All costs for successful applicants, including economy flights, visa costs, accommodation, and meal, will be covered. The last date to apply for the program is 31st March 2023.
The eligible PhDs are only those within the following departments:
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